Horrible Company To Work For.
Pros: good bunch of drivers
Cons: no help from management, attitude from managers, vans never out on time, job description changes daily to suit managers, runs get changed about to give managers friends easy runs.
Typical day involved stating at 19:00-23:00 or 09:00-19:00.
Vans were never picked on time so every day you would leave late and were unable to catch up.
The attitude of the Managers and Team Leaders in store is a disgrace but the old pals act is what keep them in jobs.
The Manager of Dot.Com department in Rutherglen store is a complete liability who spends more time texting his girlfriend than helping sort the mess the department is in.
If you had extremely heavy deliveries i.e. 200kg 3 flights up with no lifts they would rather keep a spare driver in store to clean the yard than send them out to help you.
The routing system is shambolic and mileages are well under the actual miles to each delivery and delivery times are a complete joke i.e. 9 minutes to travel 8 miles in rush hour traffic.
They fail to listen to you when you highlight these problems when you run out of time before your shift finishes and have to return orders to store.
The slightest thing you do wrong the manager will have you in for an investigation unless you are one of the managers clique.
Constantly mess up peoples holidays and lose holiday sheets.
Moral in the department is as low as it can possibly get and drivers have started and left with days due to lack of training and management attitude.
The department has had 15 managers in 6 years and each manager left the department as the store manager refuses to issue help in the department.
Best part of the job is the fellow drivers who are a great bunch of guys who will bend over backwards to help you even though they regularly get pulled up by the manager – more... for not asking for permission to basically get job done easier.
Staff discount is only 10% with to be honest is pretty rubbish.
Wages are only £7:60 which is scandalous when you actually start the job and see what is involved. It should be at least a £9p/h wage.
Tesco Rutherglen is a store I would advise any person thinking of applying for a driving job at to seriously think again.
You will be at your doctor for a sickline for back problems before you know it.
Every driver in the department is looking for a new job to get out of the place.
Also, make sure you join the union as you will need it for the amount of times you will be pulled in for petty things.
Save your health and sanity and don't apply to work for the Rutherglen Extra store. – less